As florist and co-owner of a successful Chicago wedding planning business, Daphne Lovell has been there for the happiest days of other people's lives. As for her own life? Well, it's hard to be perfectly happy when you're carrying a torch for your sexy, womanizing and oblivious best friend. So when the lights go out on New Year's Eve, she seizes the opportunity to kiss him senseless.
British expat Gibson Moore has a lot on his plate. The hotel he manages is being bought out, his family is crazy and someone just kissed him in the dark. When the lights go on, he searches the room, trying to find the mystery pair of lips. Only, he never thinks to ask the woman standing by his side. He's shocked when he discovers that Daphne is the woman he's been searching for. But Gib's also eager to act upon the attraction for her he's always fought to ignore.
It takes trust to move from friends to lovers, and as Gib's work situation worsens, he is no longer sure he can risk the friendship he relies on most. It's up to Daphne to convince him that some things are worth fighting for…
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A Story for a Hopeless Romatic
I confess to loving romance stories where the guy gets the girl or the girl gets the guy. A spotted this novel and it looked right up my alley for relief from my other listening endeavors. I admit to liking it right from the start. Daphne is a thoroughly likeable right from the start and Gib, although cast with the usual male accoutrements for a novel of this type, is also thoroughly engaging. I particularly like the backdrop of friends and the messages about family. This novel is more about internal change and decision rather than an external obstacle character -- although you meet two bad people, one thoroughly disgusting and the other reprehensible. Luckily, these take up very few minutes of reading. I loved then ending.
Annie Greene did a great job narrating. I recommend this novel. I have not read the earlier ones in the series - maybe I will after this. Give it a go -- it's kind of a Beauty and the Beast for adults.
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In the words of Gibson... "Perfect"
I thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of this story and the performance given by Annie Greene. You did a marvelous job. Especially the accent. Damn, that was gorgeous!
On the other hand, I'm a lover of epilogues, and this book didn't have one, so the only thing about this story I wish was provided is a epilogue. But, all together, it was truly a brilliant story. Almost brought me to tears. Even kept me 'til 2 in the morning just to hear how it ended. Definitely a catch! Try it... you won't be disappointed.